DS-DE 9 — Appointment of Campaign Treasurer and Designation of Campaign Depository
DS-DE 84 — Statement of Candidate (attesting that you have read and understand campaign finance law, Chapter.106, F.S.)
DS-DE 83 — Judicial Candidates only — Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office (attesting you have read and understand the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct)
You must file form DS-DE9, Appointment of Campaign Treasurer, before opening your campaign account, accepting any contributions, making any campaign expenditures, or collecting petitions.
Within 10 days of filing form DS-DE9, you must file form DS-DE84, Statement of Candidate. Candidates for Judicial Office must within 10 days of filing form DS-DE9 also file form DS-DE83, Statement of Candidate for Judicial Office.
Where To File
Where you file for candidacy depends on the office you’re seeking.
If you’re running for a county office, you’ll file and qualify with us.
If you’re running for a federal, state or multi-county seat, the Florida Division of Elections is your qualifying officer.
If you're interested in running for office in the 2023 City of Tampa Municipal Election, visit our City of Tampa page.
Visit this page for more details on the offices up for election. For information on qualifying with the Division of Elections, visit the Division of Elections website.
What Happens Next?
Once you file to run for office, you will be listed as a filed candidate here. To file regular financial reports, you will log in on the Candidate and Committee page. Please make sure to review Step 2 to learn what you need to do to become a qualified candidate.
You can also visit our Candidate Dashboard for details on election dates, campaign signage guidelines, precinct information and more